Photography & Videography

Before the ceremony

Students may take a photo with their fellow graduates before the ceremony during line-up. Parents/guests will enter campus, and proceed to the Quad area, where they will be seated. 

Laurie Leshin giving diploma to student

President Laurie Leshin handing diploma to graduating student.

During the ceremony

Guests are asked to stay in their seats during the processional, commencement ceremony and recessional out of respect for all members of the audience. This will be strictly enforced.

PLEASE NOTE:  We know that Parents and Guests want that perfect picture! WPI will be providing each student two digital photos taken by a professional photographer. One photo will be when they receive their diploma from the President, and the second photo will be on Stage Right, where they may pose with their diploma cover. 

Island Photography will take a photograph of every graduate receiving their diploma. Approximately two weeks after the ceremony, Island Photography will send to each student their two (2) digital photos to download, and a photo collage of pictures taken over commencement week. This is at no cost to our students and families.  

WPI records and streams live all the ceremonies from several vantage points. A complete, high-quality recording of each ceremony will be available for downloading within two weeks at

After the Ceremony

Students and parents/friends may wish to take photos at many of the traditional areas on campus, such as Earle Bridge, Higgins House, the Gompei Statue, and Boynton Hall. After the ceremony, please feel free to do so.